Category : decks

Why build a deck onto your home?

One of the great things about a deck is that it gives you outdoor living space. It becomes an extension of the indoors. Decks can be used for relaxing, reading, eating, and more. Homeowners read more...
Why build a deck onto your home?

Decks and railings for outdoor gatherings

Some deck floorings are more maintenance-free than others. Wood decks require regular maintenance, every 2 or 3 years to maintain their appearance. Composites, which blend ground up wood and plastic, read more...
Decks and railings for outdoor gatherings

Is a Pergola right for you?

Most of us, when we think of using our yards for barbecues and visiting with friends and relatives, probably think of patios and decks. But there is another option that may work for you, pergolas. read more...
Is a Pergola right for you?

How to enjoy your deck or patio in winter

Outdoor living spaces can be "winterized" with a little thought and a few additions. Outdoor propane heaters; these are amazing at raising the temperature near them. Fire pits; everyone loves read more...
How to enjoy your deck or patio in winter

Patios and decks – is it time to rebuild or replace yours?

Decks, patios and pergolas are all great choices for outdoor living. These open air spaces provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family while enjoying the read more...
Patios and decks – is it time to rebuild or replace yours?

What you should know about outdoor kitchens

Here are some things to think about before getting too far into this project: Exactly where the outdoor kitchen will go in your yard. The ideal size and layout of the space and the overall read more...
What you should know about outdoor kitchens

There’s nothing like a deck on your home

Decks not only provide a pleasant place to spend the afternoon at home, but they are a proven improvement on the value of your home. In our part of Whatcom County, we appreciate a roof over part read more...
There’s nothing like a deck on your home

Summer is on it’s way!

Most Whatcom County residents get the itch to go outside when some sunshine pops through the winter grey skies! Is your backyard and deck ready for those barbecue gatherings? Our wet weather, read more...
Summer is on it’s way!

Decks, porches and patios!

Summer calls us to go outside, even yes, to cook, eat and just relax. To do that, we need a good quality outdoor space; an outdoor seating area and barbecue or outdoor kitchen. The more read more...
Decks, porches and patios!

Wishing you had a deck?

This time of year we all like to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. If we can do this while munching on some barbecue . . . well, what could be better? Decks can be anything from a foot off the read more...
Wishing you had a deck?

The lure of outdoor kitchens

With longer days and warmer weather, many of us long to spend more time outdoors, and that includes grilling some veggies and/ or burgers on an outdoor grill and relaxing on the deck. For outdoor read more...
The lure of outdoor kitchens

Has our unusually snowy winter got you dreaming of summer?

If you are fixating on spring and summer, to get through all this snow and ice, be assured, summer will come! The days are getting longer; it's nice to still have light outside at 5:30.  Personally, read more...
Has our unusually snowy winter got you dreaming of summer?

Does your deck have a view?

Decks with a view should recieve special treatment for their railings. To avoid blocking any of the view, there are railing systems that will keep you and your guests safe from any falls, while read more...
Does your deck have a view?

There’s nothing like a deck!

Your home will benefit from a well-designed deck. It is one of the most desirable home improvement projects, for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. And Bellinghamsters love to be outdoors; it's read more...
There’s nothing like a deck!

Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

What do we do when it's hot and sunny in Bellingham? Well, if you're not out kayaking, hiking, running or biking (most of which you can't do ALL day), we like to hang out in the backyard and have a read more...
Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

To make a great deck or patio you need the right decking material, we have For decks: Cedar decking is durable and versatile, with a color range from light browns and tans to pink Pressure read more...
Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

What makes a great deck?

Are you happy with your deck? As with other elements of the home, individual homeowners have different needs and wants for a deck. The basic elements are low-maintenance deck materials, easy access, read more...
What makes a great deck?

Looking forward to summer at home!

Summers are much better when your home has a well-designed deck. Decks are wonderful for having backyard barbecues and summer parties. Add some lawn chairs, a stereo, a grill and friends and read more...
Looking forward to summer at home!

Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

Whew! We are having a very dry, warm summer here in Bellingham - instead of being unhappy about the heat (Bellinghamsters are not used to heat - temperatures over 75 for more than a couple of days read more...
Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

What you need to know about decks

Homeowners are increasing the size of outdoor living spaces so they can enjoy a wider variety of activities outside. Especially here in Whatcom County and Bellingham areas, summers are the long days read more...
What you need to know about decks

What makes a great deck?

You can have a simple deck built for your home - and there is nothing at all wrong with that! But what if you long for something more elaborate?  Decks can be clean, rectangular affairs and some read more...
What makes a great deck?

Backyard barbecues and other problems

Barbecues are lots of fun, and great opportunities for family and friends to get together. What could be a problem? Well . . . this is the Pacific Northwest, and today is typical! Unusually warm read more...
Backyard barbecues and other problems

How to personalize your deck

There are decks, and then there are decks. What makes a plain deck into something special? Here are some ideas to make your deck unique: Railings: These can be glass panels for ultimate viewing; read more...
How to personalize your deck

Summer means dinner and barbecuing on the deck

Is your deck ready for that? In our Pacific Northwest climate, decks really take a beating. It may be fir needles and maple leaves filling up the gaps between the decking, or moss and mildew making read more...
Summer means dinner and barbecuing on the deck

Where do you cook when it’s hot in the house?

On sunny days, our thoughts turn to the great oudoors; so it's only natural that when we get home, we hate to spend our evenings in the kitchen. Make your patio or deck into a cozy outdoor cooking read more...
Where do you cook when it’s hot in the house?